What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens dental stains and discolorations.

Tooth whitening is a safe and cost effective way to create a beautiful smile. Safe, effective bleaching gel is applied to the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in the gel, breaks down and lets oxygen enter the enamel and dentin to erase stains.

Only tooth color is made lighter – the actual structure remains unchanged.

Professional bleaching is far superior to over-the-counter teeth whitening products. It must be overseen by your dentist and requires a comprehensive exam and proper dental hygiene cleaning before the process can begin.

The effects of whitening can last for a number of years if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola and wine will reduce the lasting effect. Remember, if it could stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile!

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